Discrimination In The Workplace Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Being discriminated against simply means that one person or a group of people are being treated unequally because of their background and beliefs. The most common and prominent reasons for discrimination is because of age, sex, race, and disability. There are many more aspects as to why an organization or a single person chooses to discriminate. The discrimination claims can include pregnancy, religion, military experience, or sexual orientation. The discrimination of race is when someone is characterized and evaluated differently based upon their ethnic origin which in many cases is determined by the color of one’s skin. This type of discrimination as I stated before is covered in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII also states that it is against the Civil Rights Act to discriminate against an individual who is married or involved with someone of a different ethnic origin. It also states it is illegal to harass an individual through racial jokes, offensive comments, or physical conduct because of their race or color. (Discrimination in the …show more content…
Large well-known companies such as Wal-Mart, Target, Apple, Marriot, and Google amongst many others have dealt with these problems in the past and will continue to. When doing my research of discrimination cases against Hy-Vee I was not able to find any that the plaintiff had won according to their discrimination allegations. One of the cases I came across was Oglesby v. Hy-Vee in the district court for the district of Kanas on December 1, 2005. Oglesby brought a suit against Hy-Vee alleging employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation in violation of the Age Discriminations in Employment Act (ADEA). Oglesby stated he was repeated called out by his immediate supervisor for not willingly showing customers where items would be located and just telling them what aisle or section its located. He also stated he was being call “grandpa” “abuelo” and “old man” by numerous employees and managers. Once this continued for a while, Oglesby told the store director and later filed a claim against Hy-Vee since he didn’t think appropriate action was taken. The result of this case did not result in monetary value since he could not prove he was subjected to the hostile work environment and which claims could not be …show more content…
One way of doing this is could be hosting yearly meetings for managers to come up with ways to remind the employees of the discrimination laws and the present it to them. Another way that Hy-Vee can remind employees of the policies is to post signs in meeting rooms such as break rooms, office buildings, and lunch areas so that the employees are reminded on a daily basis. Employees could also fill out surveys as to how they think Hy-Vee is doing regarding the policies and if they feel comfortable in the setting they work in. Managers could bet trained to create closer bonds with employees to make them more comfortable about bringing forth their problems and

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